Chipping Norton Veterinary Hospital has been treating zoo animals and exotic pets such as amphibians, reptiles, cage and aviary birds, 'small furries', primates and other less-common mammal pets for decades, and is well known for work in this area. One of the Hospital's Directors, Peter Kettlewell, is junior vice president of the British Veterinary Zoological Society and for several years before that was on the committee that organises their annual conferences. The Hospital's other director, Martin Whitehead, is involved in research into both pet and zoo reptile diseases, and in efforts to improve the welfare of exotic pets in general, and regularly presents on exotic pets and zoo reptiles at British Veterinary Zoological Society conferences and other veterinary meetings.
Many vets are not comfortable dealing with these less common or unusual species, and many of the veterinary practices in a wide area surrounding our Veterinary Hospital are happy to refer owners of such animals to us. We have a dedicated 'exotics' ward and all the necessary equipment and facilities to diagnose and treat the diseases of these species.
Veterinary surgeons wishing to discuss a case or arrange a referral, please call our main hospital number, 01608 642547.